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The CTAL-TA training is aimed at how to thoroughly prepare and execute system and acceptance tests, focused on functionality and usability.

ISTQB Advanced – Test Analyst

  • Price : € 1.595
  • Exam : € 260
  • Length : 3 Days
  • Hours : 9:00 to 17:00
  • Category : [ISTQB]

Course Details

Test analysts are familiar with the best test methods and tools for test projects.

They can schedule tests, analyse and assess the potential risks, conduct usability tests, and record and analyse the results.

The internationally recognised ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification attests to your comprehensive knowledge in the field of software testing and your skills as a test analyst.


Skills Gained

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development life cycle being used.
  • Determine the proper prioritization of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis.
  • Select and apply appropriate test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to their testing activities.
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed.
  • Work effectively in a usability testing team.
  • Effectively participate in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products.
  • Improve the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools.

Day 1

The Testing Process

Testing in the software development lifecycle

Test analysis

Test design

Test implementation

Test execution

Risk identification

Risk assessment

Risk mitigation

Specification-based techniques

Equivalence partitioning and boundary value analysis

Decision tables

State transition testing

Day 2

Classification trees

Pairwise testing

Use case testing

Combining techniques

Error guessing

Checklist-based testing

Exploratory testing

Defect-based test techniques

Applying the most appropriate technique


Quality characteristics for business domain testing

Functional correctness testing

Functional appropriateness testing

Functional completeness testing

Day 3

Interoperability testing

Usability testing

Portability testing


Using checklists in reviews

User story reviews

Tailoring checklists


Keyword-driven automation

Types of test tools

Exam preparation


The Advanced Level Test Analyst exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 120 minutes.

Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 30 minutes), for a total of 150 minutes.


  • To be able to recieve the certification after a successful exam, ISTQB mandates that you are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation certificate and have 18 months of experience

  • The training can be followed without prerequisites. However, we believe a few years experience in testing is necessary to understand all concepts in the training.

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